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How to Teach Handwriting with HWT

Simple, effective handwriting instruction for the elementary classroom.

Proven Strategies

Our award-winning curriculum promotes student success

Multisensory Teaching Strategies

Multisensory activities and manipulatives appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting.

We help children develop their writing skills through explicit, multisensory, play-based instruction. Children move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn habits and skills essential for writing. Research supports multisensory teaching to address children’s’ diverse learning styles: visual, tactile, auditory, and kinesthetic.

Activities with hands-on instruction materials address different senses to teach correct formation, spacing, and sequencing. Each letter lesson begins with a multisensory introduction. Fun activities are rotated to add variety and appeal.

We use music to speak to children and promote movement and memory. Other multisensory lessons in the teachers’ guides use Voices, Letter Stories, Door Tracing, Air Writing, and Mystery Letter Game to teach letter formation and placement on lines.


Writing Readiness

By playing, singing, and building letters, transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students develop the important skills they need to print words, sentences, and paragraphs. You will teach grip, letter and number recognition, and capital and number formation.



Children learn to print using hands-on materials and developmentally appropriate activities. In grades 1–2, students progress to printing mastery with lessons that focus on functional writing practice.



Our simple cursive style helps children transition easily from print. Using the same multisensory techniques, the cursive program begins in third grade when children have better developed hand-eye coordination.

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